Shane Allessio is an acoustic/electric bassist, composer/arranger and educator w/ experience in jazz, rock, fonk, and classical music. Originally from Amherst, MA, he now resides in Boston. He has performed and recorded with artists such as Joe Hunt, Dino Govoni, Phil Grenadier, Mike Tucker, Jack Perricone, and Yoron Israel among others, and has toured internationally with pianist Makoto Takenaka. He is currently principal bassist with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, and section bassist with the Cape Ann Symphony. In June 2008, the Shane Allessio Bass Band (SABB) made it's debut performance at the New Hampshire Bass Fest. The band included Rufus Reid (acoustic bass), Jim Stinnett, Dave Buda, Steve Bailey, Todd Johnson (electric basses), Dino Govoni (reeds), Joe Hunt (drums), and Shane Allessio (composer/conductor). Following the New Hampshire Bass Fest, Shane was commissioned by Los Angeles bassist Todd Johnson to write three big band features. You can also hear his string arrangements on Seth Glier's album "the Trouble With People." To hear more of Shane's compositions, check out his CD, SHANE (available at cdbaby.com), and come see the Shane Allessio/Dave Fox Quartet. As an educator, Shane has travelled the country with Jim Sinnett (stinnettmusic.com) in Secret Chambers. Secret Chambers is an educational presentation on the soling styles of the great jazz bassist Paul Chambers. Solos are memorized, performed, and analyzed. Past presentations have occurred at the International Society of Bassists Convention, the New Hampshire Bass Fest and Berklee College of Music. Stay tuned for Secret Niels! Shane is available for private lessons. Feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org.